The self-described rape “survivor” who introduced a rape fraudster to a Rolling Stone journalist has conflicting accounts of her own alleged sexual assault.
Emily Renda introduced her friend, Jackie Coakley, to Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the disgraced Rolling Stone journalist.
A self-proclaimed ‘sexual assault survivor’ herself, Renda was instrumental in introducing rape hoaxer Coakley to Sabrina Rubin Erdely taking credit for it in an email to UVA administrators: “I’ve been talking to her [Erdely] and focusing her in on positive people to speak with.”
Renda has often called herself a “rape survivor” and is identified as such in the Rolling Stone piece but she has given conflicting accounts that suggest her sexual assault was manufactured.
She told the Washington Post on Nov. 29th that she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room but on NBC she claimed that she was assaulted at a fraternity house.
Renda told her story to Peter Alexander of NBC News who reported that she was “sexually assaulted at a fraternity house on campus”. And yet, the Washington Post states: “Alone and tired, she said that she did not resist the freshman who pushed her out the door offering to walk her home. She joined him in his dorm, where she says he grabbed her by the hair, strangled her and raped her.”
Strangled and raped her. Emily Renda was the victim of an attempt murder, yet failed to report it to the police or campus officials.
Then again, maybe not. Eight months earlier, Renda made no mention of strangling in a Huffington Post article:
“My story is typical. It is ordinary, normal and average. I was a first year student out at a party drinking in the fall, and a guy who insisted on walking me home invited me to hang out in his room, where he forced me down and raped me. It’s not unusual — practically commonplace. And that’s terrifying.”
From a typical forced me down rape to attempt murder by strangulation rape. Which is it Emily?
Here‘s her Senate testimony:
“In my own case, despite explicit force (e.g. strangulation, loss of consciousness and injuries to my head and torso), I still felt responsible for the assault because I had been drinking and had willfully gone to my assailant’s dorm room.”
Here‘s her Huffington Post writing.
“I was a first year student out at a party drinking in the fall, and a guy who insisted on walking me home invited me to hang out in his room, where he forced me down and raped me. It’s not unusual — practically commonplace.”
Over two years after an attempt murder and rape, and while writing another article on yet another assault she endured while stumbling around drunk in Charlottesville, Renda states: “I fully recognize that I incurred some level of risk that night — that’s the nature of walking alone intoxicated — but in nearly four years I’ve never felt unsafe walking here.”
Odd that a supposed attempt murder and rape victim wouldn’t feel unsafe while stumbling around, alone, drunk, late at night, on the streets.
Also odd is how Renda continually suffers from events that further both her agenda and career as both a professional rape survivor and advocate. Renda, who graduated the University of Virginia in 2014 and served as the “Sexual Assault Leadership Council Chair,” has said she was raped in a dorm room one time and then said she was raped in a fraternity another time.
Like Coakley, Renda has parlayed her rape story into prominence and campus fame. But unlike Coakley, she has gotten still more attention off campus. She advises both the White House and Governor Terry McAuliffe and even testified before Congress discussing Coakley’s fake rape.
Both Coakley and Renda claim they were raped and didn’t report it. Both Coakley and Renda claim they were attacked on the street for being outspoken anti-rape activists and apparently neither called the police to report it.
With the Rolling Stone going down in flames and Renda’s hand in both publicizing and perpetuating Jackie Coakley’s rape hoax (to include testifying before Congress), Renda should look into using her limited skills where they will do the most good: as an advocate for Alcoholic’s Anonymous.
“My drinking didn’t stand out,” says Renda, who often ended her nights passed out on a bathroom floor, according to Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Rolling Stone. “It does make you wonder how many others are doing what I did: drinking to self-medicate.”
She wrote about her alcoholism here:
I left the Corner that night still full of all the joy and excitement practically spilling out of the bars, reveling in how good it felt in that moment to be a student at the University. Walking home with a slight sway in my step I fully recognize that I incurred some level of risk that night…that’s the nature of walking alone intoxicated.
Renda talked about her love of alcohol often.
“When you get the urge to go home and you say, ‘Ah, I am kind of tired. I am going to call it a night’ or you’re hanging out with your friends and you say, ‘Ehh I’m done for the night,’ stay for one more drink,” Renda said. “You will always find that new depth of friendship, that new relationship, that new anything.”
It is no wonder Renda failed to recognize the numerous discrepancies in Coakley’s rape hoax when she can’t even keep her own rape story straight.
And doesn’t it sound manufactured?